Excelerate Lab Mentors

Steve Kaplan

Steve Kaplan (@kaplansn)

Neubauer Family Professor
Chicago Booth

Steven N. Kaplan is the Neubauer Family Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business (Booth). Professor Kaplan is also the faculty director of Booth's Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship. Professor Kaplan teaches advanced M.B.A. and executive courses in entrepreneurial finance and private equity, corporate financial management, corporate governance, and wealth management. Kaplan co-founded the entrepreneurship program at Booth. With his students, he helped start Booth's business plan competition, the New Venture Challenge, which has spawned over sixty companies that have raised over $150 million. Professor Kaplan serves on the board of directors of Accretive Health (AH), Columbia Acorn Funds, Morningstar (MORN), and the Parking Spot.